A new Coronavirus, named COVID-19, was first detected in China's Wuhan Province in 2019. This virus as of February 2020, has tens of thousand of reported cases in China, with more appearing outside the region as time goes on. The Coronavirus impact on gaming has slowly grown, seeing manufacturers report delays of new and existing hardware, the pullout of companies at events like GDC and PAX East, and even full cancellation of events. While small right now, the Coronavirus impact on gaming may expand over time.

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Several gamers spectating someone playing at Awesome Games Done Quick in 2018

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Next year's Awesome Games Done Quick event has announced that it'll be online only due to Florida's COVID-19 and LGBTQ+ policies.

A peaceful village scene in the My Time at Sandrock update Logan Strikes Back

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A major upcoming My Time at Sandrock update has been delayed due to COVID-19, which is currently causing issues in the dev's home of Chongqing.

Steam Deck Dock Release Date Delayed cover

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The Steam Deck Dock release date has been delayed, owing to a mix of parts shortages and COVID-related closures at Valve's manufacturing facilities.

The player using an elemental skill in Genshin Impact

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Hoyoverse has announced that the COVID-19 situation in China has seen the Genshin Impact 2.7 update delayed. We don't yet know when it'll launch.

Domina Game Dev Anti-Mask Patch Notes cover

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Domina game developer Dolphin Barn has made the unusual decision to put an anti-mask rant into the latest patch notes for its gladiator management

A gameplay screenshot of Dota 2.

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The discovery and spread of new COVID variants has seen the winter Dota 2 Major canceled, leaving the other two Majors to decide the league.

Pokemon Go

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Pokemon Go has had a rough time, but with the COVID-19 Delta Variant running wild, Niantic is making a dangerous decision to remove pandemic era

The logo for the UK Games Expo

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The UK Games Expo will be including COVID-19 safety rules and regulations for masks and social distancing after public backlash.

Ghostwire: Tokyo

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Tango Gameworks' latest title, Ghostwire: Tokyo, has been delayed from October 2021 to early 2022. This is due to Tango prioritizing the health of

The GenCon logo in front of red images of dice

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In an announcement on Twitter, Gen Con 2021 will not be enforcing mandatory face masks for physical attendants. They will still need IDs and Vax

EVE Online PLEX for Good campaign cover

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The EVE Online PLEX For Good campaign has raised over $135,000 to support COVID-19 Relief via the WHO's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and the

Plague Inc

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Ndemic, the publisher and developer of Plague Inc. has seen their fruits of their partnership with global health experts in the form of Plague Inc:

Evil Genius 2

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Developer and publisher Rebellion has announced that their upcoming strategic simulator, Evil Genius 2, has been delayed from a 2020 release to the

The Long Dark Episode 4 release date delayed cover

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Work-from-home challenges will see The Long Dark Episode 4 release date delayed beyond its intended December 2020 launch window.

Stronghold: Warlords release date delayed cover

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COVID-19 development challenges will see the Stronghold: Warlords release date delayed by several months so that the developers can have more time to

A character in Arkane Studios' upcoming Deathloop

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Arkane Studios has delayed its upcoming shooter Deathloop until Q2 2021.

Infinite time to launch

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In a shocking announcement today, 343 studio head Chris Lee announced that Halo Infinite will be delayed, meaning it will not hit make the launch of

NHL 20

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NHL 21 has been delayed until October of this year, shifting one month from its annual release date of September. The first look for NHL 21 is in

Destiny 2 Beyond Light release date delayed cover

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There's a bit of bad news for the FPSMMO fans out there: the Destiny 2: Beyond Light release date has been pushed back to later in 2020.

FF7 Remake Part 2 delays cover

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While fans have been enjoying the remastered adventures of Cloud and his friends, we're still waiting on the FF7 Remake Part 2

A night-time scene in Tales of Arise

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Tales of Arise, the latest game in Bandai Namco's long-running Tales series, has been delayed beyond 2020. No new launch window has been announced

Path of Exile

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Path of Exile 2, which was announced last year to be potentially releasing its beta later this year, has had its beta delaye

Borderlands 3 Antisocial Mask cover

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Like many other companies, Gearbox is stepping up to help out with charitable relief efforts for the professionals dealing with COVID-19.

Pride Crossing

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With COVID-19 not allowing for festivals of any sort to occur this year, organizers have turned to video games such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons 

EVE Online

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CCP has launched the third phase of Project Discovery together with Massively Multiplayer Online Science (MMOS), which is both a citizen science

Pokemon Go

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Today, Niantic is announcing a new initiative to help small businesses in the recovery from the economic recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic

Pokemon Go Preview Image

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In light of the state of the world still working around Coronavirus this year, Niantic has understood that they won't be able to have a concentration

Pokemon Go Fest Group

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With stores closed, public places shuttered, and most of the world in general lockdown, video games have emerged as one of the few pre-pandemi

Play NYC 2020 cover

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Details on Play NYC 2020 have been announced and it's kind of what we expected: New York City's biggest dedicated gaming convention is going to be

Ary and the Secret of Seasons delayed again cover

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Earlier this year, it was announced that the upcoming 3D Metroidvania Ary and the Secret of Seasons 

Premier League

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When the Premier League returns on Sky Sports on June 17, in-game crowd noises and catch-up options will be included for viewers.

Summer GDQ Online 2020

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Games Done Quick has been speedrunning for charity for years, but now it's had to make a change to help keep everyone safe.

Animal Crossing Tiananmen Square memorial cover

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More than one Animal Crossing Tienanmen Square memorial has been organized by Hong Kong-based players in-game after H

Elevate 2020 cover

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The cancellation of GDC 2020 had a lot of ripple effects on the gaming industry.

PHOGS! release date delay cover

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If you're looking to play a cute game about adorable puppers, prepare to be disappointed: Bit Loom Games and Coatsink have announced a PHOGS!

No Straight Roads

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No Straight Roads, an action adventure title from developers involved in Final Fantasy XV and Street Fighter V, has been

The Best Two Player Games To Play In Isolation

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Last week, TechRaptor Tabletop Editor Adam and I ran down a list of our favorite games to play s

2020 Special Olympics Xbox Virtual Gaming Event

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The COVID-19 situation limited events of all kinds, especially sporting events where athletes have to come in close contact with one another.

Fairy Tail screenshot

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Publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Gust have delayed Fairy Tail from a most recently planned June 25 release date to a July 30 release in Europe and

Gen Con Vendor Hall

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After spending weeks on tenterhooks regarding the decision to cancel Gen Con, the event team has announced the convention will not take place this

A shot of mobile game Kingdom Hearts Dark Road

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Upcoming mobile spinoff Kingdom Hearts Dark Road has been delayed. Square Enix says it'll announce more details regarding the delay in June.

Best Solo Tabletop Games To Play During Isolation

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With stay at home orders, social distancing, and various levels of quarantine being followed across the globe, you may be itching to step away from a

Screenshot for Rock of Ages 3

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Developer ACE Team and publisher Modus Games have announced that their title Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break will be delayed by seven weeks until

BIG Digital 2020

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While Japan and the United States publish a wide selection of games, the Spanish-speaking world has been expanding their own reach within the

Square Enix Mask Cloud cover

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I've seen my fair share of physical bonus items for games over the years, but the recently-revealed Square Enix mask really takes the cake.

ubisoft

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The current ongoing COVID-19 pandemic halted countless gaming conventions, major and minor ones were either delayed indefinitely or cancelled

Star Wars Episode 1: Racer Switch and PS4 delay cover

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The Star Wars Episode 1: Racer Switch and PS4 versions are going to be delayed even longer than originally intended, pushing back the release of this

Pandemia Screenshot.

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Developer and Publisher PocketsOfEnergy has announced that their title Pandemia: Virus Outbreak--which was previously banned from Google Play after